18 March 2015

HP designs servers for SMBs

HP has expanded its Compute portfolio with new HP ProLiant Gen9 Tower servers designed to provide small to midsize businesses (SMBs) on a budget the right balance of performance, efficiency and manageability to drive business outcomes.

The servers are designed to run general purpose workloads and essential applications such as IT infrastructure, collaboration, web and business applications to support current and future business needs.

“Small businesses not only need to solve immediate business challenges, but also lay the groundwork for accelerating business growth,” said Peter Schrady, VP and GM, Rack and Tower Servers, HP. “Together with HP ProLiant Gen9 servers and the services and support expertise from our channel partners, we can help small businesses enhance competitiveness and achieve better business outcomes.”

The new HP ProLiant Tower servers are 
targeted at budget-conscious small businesses as well as remote or branch offices, providing optimised processing, storage, memory and networking. HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) help monitor the server health, power and thermal usage so customers can stay focused on managing and growing the business. 

The new servers include:

· HP ProLiant ML10 v2 - An entry-level 10 Series tower server with increased connectivity slots for storage and networking.

· HP ProLiant ML110 Gen9 - A 100 Series tower server with more memory, hard disk drives and I/O expansion for growing business IT needs that is optimized for SMB physical and virtual workloads and applications.

The HP ProLiant Tower servers are included in selected HP Just Right IT solutions for SMBs, which include HP servers, storage, networking, and services configured with proven applications from HP partners.

HP and HP ServiceOne partners also deliver support for SMBs with HP Foundation Care and HP Proactive Care. HP Foundation Care provides reliable and consistent support to keep IT environments up and running. HP Proactive Care provides additional levels of support that help prevent issues and provide rapid access to advanced technical experts when there is an issue.

The HP ProLiant ML110 Gen9 is available to order on April 1, 2015 from HP and worldwide channel partners. The HP ProLiant ML10 v2 is expected to be available from HP and worldwide channel partners in mid-April 2015. Base configuration pricing is expected to start at approximately US$300 for the HP ProLiant ML10 v2 and US$1,000 for the HP ProLiant ML110 Gen9. Flexible investment solutions and financing options are available through 
Hewlett-Packard Financial Services to provide authorised partners and customers with an easy way to acquire the servers1.

1 Financing and service offerings available through Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively HPFSC) in certain countries and are subject to credit approval and execution of standard HPFSC documentation. Rates and terms are based on customer’s credit rating, offering types, services and/or equipment type and options. Not all customers may qualify. Not all services or offers are available in all countries. Other restrictions may apply. HPFSC reserves the right to change or cancel this program at any time without notice.